7 Incredible but True Inheritance Tales

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Ever daydream about coming into a sudden fortune? It’s a common fantasy. And, while we shouldn’t count on it, this fantasy does come true on occasion. Through strange and sometimes bizarre circumstances, the poor are elevated to the ranks of the very wealthy.

Following are true stories of people — and animals — getting rich from surprise inheritances, and one story of a guy who nearly got away with stealing a massive estate.

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